#reverb10 Day 29 – Defining Moment

Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. – Kathryn Fitzmaurice

I think I’ve had so many defining moments this year, and I think most of you have read about them before.  Having DH come home from Afghanistan was a defining moment in my life, because it marked our accomplishment as a couple.  We finished our first, year-long deployment as a married couple.  Part of me hesitates to say this, because I know there are others whose spouses didn’t make it home.  I am thankful and blessed that my husband returned to me safely.

The biggest series of events that has affected our life this year was our plan to get out of active duty and move to Colorado.  This set off a chain of events, including me finding a new job out here, moving out here on my own, DH’s arrival and struggle to find employment, and our continued battle with our finances.  It has affected our daily lifestyle, how we manage our money, and hopefully make smart choices to put ourselves in a better place in the future.  I’m just hoping that future comes sooner rather than later.  🙂  I guess it was a nice wake up call after the fun of deployment money.  It put me back in check, and has me looking at the bigger picture.  I’m hoping we’ll have better fortune in 2011.